- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A girl in Marseilles, France, recently emerged from a coma just as doctors were preparing to end her life over budgetary constraints.

Marwa Bouchenafa, 1, came down with a virus in September that required doctors at Hopital de la Timone to put her into a medically induced coma. Her father Mohamed started a Facebook page and a Change.org petition called “Never without Marwa” for donations in November when doctors said life support would soon end.

“It is clear that the hospital Timone facing serious budget problems, forcing [our doctor] to work urgently and as quickly as possible to free up space,” the father wrote to 115,000 followers. “Marwa gives us hope every day. [She] just needs time.”

Marwa miraculously regained consciousness on Nov. 22 as doctors were preparing to end life support, Inside Edition reported Monday.

“My little wonder can smile at me, finally continue to battle,” Mr. Bouchenafa wrote to supporters on Nov. 24. “Her condition remains stable, aside from a fever from time to time. […] I hear some media reports of brain death affecting vital organs, lungs, hearts, but  I want to reassure you my little angels … all this is wrong. The only organs affected in my little Marwa is the brain. She is still on life support, but thank God she is not brain dead. Some journalists do not even take the trouble to check their unfortunate sources.”

Treatment for Marwa is ongoing.

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